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Student Spotlight of the Week

November 17, 2020  / Tags: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Student Spotlight, DPT Student, Physical Therapy

This week’s Student Spotlight goes to second year Physical Therapy student, Kelsey Habermehl. Kelsey is originally from Clermont, Florida which is a town located just outside of Orlando. She decided to become a Physical Therapist after seeing the impact the field had on people’s lives, changing them for the better and improving their overall quality of life. A close family member of hers had a traumatic brain injury and was treated by a team of healthcare professionals that allowed them to walk, talk, and be a part of her family again. She aspires to have the same impact on other families and improve the quality of care that these individuals may receive. Kelsey is very interested in neuro PT and hopes to potentially work with patients who have experienced spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, or other neurological conditions. However, she is keeping all her options open as she also really enjoys acute care and working with retired military men and women. Her favorite memory of the program was volunteering at a children’s outpatient clinic for “Breakfast with Santa” last year and having children throw fake snowballs at her for four hours!! In her free time, Kelsey enjoys running, taking group fitness classes at the rec center, and going window shopping for Christmas decorations and pillows. Some fun facts about Kelsey are that she currently teaches group fitness classes and does personal training at the Rec Center. Another fun fact about Kelsey is that she can say all 50 States in alphabetical order in one breath!

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